World leading digital expertise from Siemens

Product Profile

Siemens is already well established as a world leader in digital recording technology and with the announcement of an acquisition which will see Siemens responsible for the transition of the BBC from analogue to digital production in a €2.7 billion project, this expertise is set to be even further enhanced.

The scope of Siemens investment, including its focus on digital competencies, is aptly demonstrated by the company's commitment to R&D.  As a business, Siemens operates some 150 R&D centres located throughout Europe, Asia and the US, all feeding into a pool of development - some 62,000 active patents, 30,000 software engineers operating in 30 counties.

Central to the ongoing digital recording research is SISTORE CX, an intelligent digital video Codec for video transmission and recording, with additional functional enhancements already available, including Enhanced Detection Solution (EDS) and Object Detection & Removal (ODR).

An example of Siemens commitment to digital systems and future-proofing of recording technology is the contract for the BBC which has seen Siemens acquire the BBC's own IT subsidiary - BBC Technology - with some 1,400 employees.

Siemens is installing integrated digital production systems at the BBC in a ten and a half year project, with a contract also in place to install digital systems for ITV.  This will enable editors to edit their reports on a PC, plus access the archives to research, cut and provide the finished report to production, all from the same place.  The result will be more current reports and more flexible program production.
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Technical Specification

Make Vanderbilt
Manufacturer Vanderbilt Industries
Model code CX8 EDS
Series SISTORE EDS Series
Transmission type High-End
Video Inputs 8
Alarm Inputs 4 ~10
TX/RX TX/RX
Pre & Post Alarm Image Buffer Yes
Network Properties Compression Type: MPEG4
Image Frame Rate: 25 ips
Additional info

SISTORE CX EDS is a video motion detection system.  Motion detection and object tracking are based on the latest statistical image analysis methods, optimized for use in critical outdoor areas.  By using SISTORE CX devices, MPEG4 video recording and transmission as well as a tamper detection function are additionally available.  All functionalities can be optimally adapted to the actual environmental conditions using the configuration software. EDS (Enhanced Detection Solution) is a software option that is available for all devices of the SISTORE CX platform.  After activation of this function, the standard motion detection functionality is extended.  Activating is easily done by entering the requisite licence key in the configuration software. 

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